Church

by Camellia August. 18, 2019 200 views

The altar screen, is made of oak and depicts Jesus enthroned in heaven when flanked by angels. The screen was painted by the firm of Heaton, Butler, and Bayne of London, England.

Adorning the walls and part of the ceiling are Arts and Crafts Gothic Revival hand-stenciled designs by artist E. J. Neville Stent

Most of the windows in the nave were installed around 1888 and were also made by the firm of Heaton, Butler, and Bayne of Lonon, England.

Angel of Peace-nine-foot bronze angel created by William H. Kieffer.

Angel of Peace-nine-foot bronze angel created by William H. Kieffer.

St James Cathedral is the oldest church of the Anglican Communion and Episcopal tradition in the Chicago area, and was founded in 1834.

It was originally built as a parish church, but that building was mostly destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire. The only item that survived the fired was the bell tower which was then incorporated into the rebuilt church. St. James received the status of cathedral in 1928 after the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul was destroyed in a fire in 1921, but the arrangement was terminated in 1931. On May 3, 1955, St. James was again designated the cathedral and was formally set apart on June 4, 1955. (source)

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Jay Boggess 1 month ago

Fascinating series. 
Nice camera work, as always, Sis!
#1love the flowers on the gate....

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Camellia Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month ago

Thanks smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Camellia 1 month ago

My Pleasure, Sis!

+1grinning+1

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Russell Smith 1 month ago

The details and artwork (not the word I am looking for but brain is in neutral at the moment) is quite beautiful :)

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Camellia Replied to Russell Smith 1 month ago

Definitely put together by someone very talented.

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Lynn F Medley 1 month ago

Beautiful churches and images! No matter your faith you can’t help but love the work involved in building these massive and ornate buildings!

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Camellia Replied to Lynn F Medley 1 month ago

I totally agree with you, the craftsmanship is outstanding.

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Antonio Gil 1 month ago

Love all the details, and especially #2

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Camellia Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month ago

It is one of those places that needs to be revisited, tons of items to admire.

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